NEC, 11th and 12th November.

The Angelic bulldog will be appearing at the Engineering Show in Birmingham on the 11th and 12th November. The show is five different aspects of Engineering put together in one show. I will be speaking on one of the days, but the showbody, and hopefully the chassis too, will be on display for people to check out our progress.

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23rd October.

Thanks to the support of SRS Rail Systems and NGK we continue to make good progress. The last of the oil pipes arrive tomorrow so that they can be fitted. The new thermostat housings are due next week, so thanks to Sam at Kaitech for his brilliant work. Peter, Roger, Dan and Clayton are working on the sensor locations and wiring. The ECU specs are finalised and we are waiting for quotes for them. We are trying to sort some things out for the
November show at the NEC. Stu Rogers is making the spacers for the front steering system and John Wharf continues to beaver away on his lathe for us!

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7th October.

Roger is looking to get the last few parts made for the centre-hub steering on the streamliner. The wheels look great, and it is time to finalise the steering mechanism.

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4th October.

Dan, Roger and I met last Saturday, and spent some time discussing the swingarm arrangements. The front and rear that we mocked up originally are the right basic shape and design, but were only made up as prototypes. We are now at the stage where the designs can be finalised. We came up with two very good solutions which Roger is using to get made. A local company is keen to make them, and we will use their ideas as well as our own, as they have suggested using a different material and profile to add strength.
We will be using Harrison Billet brakes, as well as two chutes,to stop the streamliner. Harrisons are one of our oldest partners, and have been fully behind us all the way. We are grateful for their superb product!

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3rd October.

We are starting on the details for mounting the engine into the revised chassis behind the rollcage bulkhead. Dan is using the excellent Solidworks package to complete the necessary drawings which Roger is then using to get the parts made.

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Partners.

No project like ours would survive without the support of the “little” people. I would like to thank Jon from IMEDIA, and Steve from Engineering and Foundry supplies. They are doing their bit to help us create history.

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